Care Home Volunteers Help During Snow

March 9, 2018

A Skelmersdale mum and her two children volunteer their services at a local Care Home during the snowy weather.

After the snow forced closures at several Lancashire schools on Thursday 8th March, a kind-hearted Skelmersdale family volunteered their service to local Care Home, Stocks Hall Skelmersdale.

Joanne Wilde, Office Administrator at Westhead Lathom St James’ CE Primary School and her two children, Daisy, aged 7 and Dan, aged 13 who all live in Skelmersdale, approached the nearby Care Home to see if they could help in anyway.

Joanne says “We live nearby and I thought it would be a great opportunity for the young and old to come together. I thought it would be valuable experience for us all, providing the chance to spend time with people who typically have fascinating stories to tell about their long lives.”

The charitable trio helped out serving lunches and provided companionship and laughter throughout the afternoon to those living at the Home. Care Home Helpers During Snowy Weather

Joanne continues “The Home have been very welcoming to us all.  It’s been very special to see my children learning, having fun and finding new friendships.”

Dan who attends Ormskirk High School says, “We have made some lovely friends today and have learned about the use of memory boxes and reminiscing activities, a great History lesson.”  

Daisy who attends Brookfield Park Primary School in Skelmersdale says “It was lovely to sit and have lunch with the Residents, we even enjoyed some yummy cheesecake for dessert, it was delicious.”

Manager of Stocks Hall Skelmersdale Home says “I’d like to say a big thank you to Joanne and her wonderful children, Daisy and Dan, for offering this kind gesture.  They are inspirational, caring and kind people, we are so grateful for the help they have given today.  This is community spirit at it’s best.” 

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